SCLA to reveal winners of this years Writers’ Competition

The Sunshine Coast Literary Association will host its annual Awards Presentation Night on Thursday, 21 June, to announce the lucky winners of the 2012 SCLA Writers’ Competition.

The dinner will be held at the 4th Floor Restaurant on the Mooloolaba Esplanade at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

President of the SCLA, Bryan Ward said we have had an incredible response to the competition this year, after opening up the competition to writers from the Moreton Bay and South Burnett Council areas as well as the Sunshine Coast and Gympie.

“We have received more than 140 submissions across the six categories,” Bryan said.

“If last year’s entries are anything to go by, our panel of judges is certainly going to have a tough time deciding the winners,” Bryan said.

The Sunshine Coast Literary Association is a not-for-profit association dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and celebrating literary talent throughout the Sunshine Coast region.

“The Writers’ Competition was first held in 2007 and has been run every year since 2009 so it is a key part of the Association’s calendar,” Bryan said.

“The competition is designed to provide an outlet for talented writers to showcase their work to their peers and receive valuable feedback from professional and accomplished writers,” he said.

“We have returned the Awards Dinner to the 4th Floor again for 2012. Last year’s event was a fantastic night and a great opportunity to celebrate the literary talents of writers in the region,” Bryan said.

There are some great prizes up for grabs with each category having a $200 first prize, $50 second prize, as well as certificates for all winners including Highly Commended entries.

Tickets to the event are $50 per person and include a decadent three-course meal.

Numbers are limited and the event sold out for the past two years running, so book early to secure your place. For more information or to make a booking, please visit or call 07 5450 2690.

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